Sony released its own prototype Vision-S, a new connected car platform, at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020). According to foreign media reports, the car has participated in a public road test in Austria.
This car was manufactured by Sony’s AI and robotics team, and Sony’s robotic dog product Aibo was also developed by these two teams. At present, this concept car has no official name. It is only known that its code name is Safety Cocoon. However, Sony said that the Vision-S prototype has passed a comprehensive road test, which is said to be to ensure the vehicle and its platform Vision-S Comply with current safety regulations.
Sony is working with Magna-Steyr to ensure that users can drive Vision-S in Europe. However, it is not clear whether Sony is conducting tests to verify the self-driving car technology released by itself.
Vision-S incorporates Sony’s technologies in sensor, imaging and entertainment, and Sony hopes to use these technologies to create an all-in-one solution. It is reported that Vision-S has installed 33 sensors to detect people inside and outside the car and other vehicles. It also integrates Sony’s 360 Reality Audio to provide users with an immersive audio experience.